State O’ Maine, Land O’ Hermits?

Maine and Hermits (and one Knight-ed hermit in particular)

Oh, Pine Tree State
Your woods, fields and hills
Your lakes, streams and rockbound coast
Will ever fill our hearts with thrills
And tho’ we seek far and wide
Our search will be in vain
To find a fairer spot on earth
Than Maine! Maine! Maine!

-from State of Maine Song, by Roger Vinton Snow

This quote is from the official State of Maine song. (Yes, Virginia, there really is such a thing!) It briefly lists ┬ásome of the natural attributes that make this state so appealing to both residents and visitors alike, “natives” and those “from away”. Tourism is important to Maine’s economy. A good number of people who retired early have moved to Maine (especially the midcoast) from other states. Then there are the hermits. Continue reading “State O’ Maine, Land O’ Hermits?”